Your June 10 article regarding Ivy Tech’s $68 million deficit was exquisitely ironic. Right next to that article is a maintenance person wiring the fountain. Hmm, $68 million in the hole, but we can’t do without the fountain!
Also, in the background is the school building (entrance, I suspect) with nine stacked panels of plate glass windows. Looks super, but fuel inefficient compared to bricks and insulation.
I cannot understand why schools in particular, don’t attempt to concentrate their money on education, instead of running up their fixed costs on beautification like expensive facades, maintenance-hungry landscaping, fountains, etc.
A school that becomes respected for its excellent education will hardly attract a single student because the fountain works or the building is beautiful.
I hope Ivy Tech reviews its priorities in this respect.
- Tim Kinach, Crown Point